What does follow-through mean?

Definitions for follow-through

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word follow-through.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. follow-through(noun)

    carrying some project or intention to full completion

    "I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"

  2. follow-through(verb)

    the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion

    "his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target"; "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"

  3. follow through(verb)

    carry a stroke to natural completion after hitting or releasing a ball

  4. follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through(verb)

    pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

    "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"


  1. follow-through(n.)

    (Golf, Baseball, Tennis) The remainder of a stroke with a club, bat, or racket after the ball has been hit.

  2. follow-through(n.)

    Carrying a process, plan, or project to full completion; as, I appreciated his follow-through on his promise. The term usually is used in reference to the period after some point in time at which the actor is given freedom to pursue the project.


  1. follow-through(Noun)

    The continuance or completion of a project

  2. follow-through(Noun)

    The continued action of a stroke, or of the delivery of a ball, after it has been hit or released


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of follow-through in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of follow-through in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shinzo Abe:

    The victory gives us strength to follow through on our political will.

  2. Rosalynn Carter:

    You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

  3. Barack Obama:

    In the two years I have remaining as president, I'm going to make sure that we follow through.

  4. Arthur Henderson:

    What I am more concerned at this juncture is, do we see more follow-through or do we see profit taking?

  5. Douglas Davis:

    There should be some follow through this week on New York hitting new highs, though it's going to be slow.

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